1940s Wartime Weekend – Friday 10th to Sunday 12th September 2021

Step back in time as 1940's Wartime Weekend returns from the 10th to 12th September in 2021.

With hundreds of reenactors why not visit the GCR's Wartime Weekend, more details to follow so keep an eye on this page.

This is just a snapshot of some of the attractions currently expected to attend. All attractions are subject to confirmation and contract.

Loughborough (Home Front)

  • Meet the dignitaries
  • Dickie Lines performing throughout the day

Quorn and Woodhouse (Allied Nations)

  • Grace Spitfire Arial Display (One Day Only)
  • Live Music from Kevin Mac, Jane Darling, Kyle Evans and More
  • 1940's Dance with the Rutland Big Band (Saturday Evening)
  • Large Display of Wartime Vehicles
  • National Fire Service Air Raid Displays
  • Punch and Judy
  • Vintage Shopping Village
  • Real Ale Bar
  • Gin & Prosecco Bar

Rothley (Germany)

  • The famous Rothley battle returns (Saturday and Sunday only)
  • Liberty Pink performing throughout the day
  • German Beer Bar

Le Birstall (Occupied France)

  • Early Afternoon Skirmish


Friday Education Day

We would like to invite school classes to take part in our Education Day

  • Be evacuated by train from either Loughborough or Leicester North to the country village of Quorn.
  • Learn about Quorn and the railway's involvement in World War 2
  • Watch a National Fire Service Air Raid Display
  • Perfect for learning local history as part of KS2

For  more details please contact our education team at eduction@gcrailway.co.uk


More details will be published here soon.

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